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Emerson Elementary School

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Principal's Corner - September 2018

Dear Emerson Friends and Family,                   

Welcome back to school Emerson Elementary School friends and family, I hope you enjoyed your summer break and preparing yourselves to what is shaping up to be an exciting school year filled with hope and enthusiasm. As we head into the 2018-19 school year, we are going to work on improving our school’s climate/culture, which starts with unwavering high expectations for our students and our staff.

In addition, we are going to help our students understand their academic role at Emerson. This is going to be one of the most important aspects of what we do this year as a team. I want our students to understand why they are in school, why school is important, what it means to be proficient in reading, writing and math and I want our students to understand how to interpret their academic data and what that data means to each student in terms of their strengths and challenges.

To fortify this school wide initiative, Mrs. Maes (Instructional Coach), Mr. Trujillo (Assistant Principal) and myself will continue to facilitate Students Data Assemblies, these assemblies will help us develop an academic plan and road map that students will follow as they begin to take a more pro-active role in their learning. The second part of this initiative will be developing and Emerson Data Room. This Data Room will contain up to date assessment data that will not only provide valuable lesson planning information for teachers, however it will help students understand what they need to do, individually, to help focus their attentions on their challenges, while at the same time, utilizing their strengths to gain academic progress towards their personal academic goals.

What this all means is, we are going to get to know our students very well this year, building rapport will be paramount. Please take some time to read with your children at home and help them with their schoolwork and projects. Spending time helping your children builds self esteem and fosters a positive relationship that leads to a successful learning experience. Thank you for trusting our staff with your children and may we all have a safe and exciting school year.


Dr. Antonio Medina

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  • Bell Schedule

    Kinder-5th grade

    Instructional Hours: 8:00-2:10

    Monday - Friday:

    Breakfast will be served in cafeteria beginning at 7:30

    First Bell: 7:55

    Instruction Begins: 8:00

    Dismissal: 2:10


    Kindergarten:    11:00 - 11:30

    First Grade:       11:15 - 11:45

    Second Grade:  12:00 - 12:30

    Third Grade:      12:15 - 12:45

    Fifth Grade:       11:45 - 12:15

    Fourth Grade:    11:30 - 12:00

    PreK:                11:40 - 12:10

    Please note, we do not have an early release day on Wednesday. 


    Session 1 8:00-10:45 

    Session 2 11:25-2:10   

    Staff Spotlight


    Hello, My name is Carlos Trujillo.  I am your new Assistant Principal for Emerson Elementary School. I am excited to be part of a wonderful and dedicated educational team.  I feel exceptionally fortunate to have this opportunity to continue the great work the students, staff and community have done to make Emerson a great place to learn.  I am from Albuquerque and grew up in the South Valley.  I graduated from the University of New Mexico twice, from CNM and from the School of the Art Institute of Chicago.  I have a wife, a nineteen month old son and five dogs. My role at Emerson is to provide support to students, their families and to the staff I serve.